1204 GMT March 22, 2018
Khakimov acknowledged Iran's political and economic potentials and hoped that with completion of Iran's full membership to SCO, the organization could play a more effective role in regional and international developments, IRNA reported.
He also expressed the hope that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will take part in the SCO summit as well as the meeting of BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) leaders in Ufa.
The Iranian envoy also termed the meeting of SCO-BRICS heads of state an important and effective one, wishing for a successful event with active participation of the member states.
Sanaei referred to active participation of Iran in every SCO meetings, saying Tehran’s full membership can contribute to strengthening the organization at regional and global levels.
SCO is an extra-regional organization grouping 11 countries founded by China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. Iran, India, Pakistan, Mongolia and Afghanistan have observer status.
The goal of the organization is to expand security, economic and cultural cooperation among the member states.